I hate Perl

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    There. I said it. I hate Perl. Not my perl. Not the zillions of modules on the CPAN. Other people's dogshit ugly perl. The kind that people spin up on all nighters at startups. I hate it. Its just as bad as PHP.
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I hate how

    Code:
    foo = bar if $this == $that;
    is legal syntax but

    Code:
    if(this == that)
        foo = bar;
    isn't. Fucking ridiculous.
     
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  3. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    wow, i haven't started with perl yet (although i do plan to try and learn), but that's crazy. i wouldn't imagine putting the statement before the conditional. :hs:
     
  4. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Wow, never gone into that dark corner.
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    Ugh, I hate it as well.
     
  6. HardTech

    HardTech hungry

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    I'm trying to learn Perl because apparently it's required for a new job in Silicon Valley
     
  7. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    PHP > Perl :eek3:
     
  8. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    call me crazy, but I like that syntax, and use it in Ruby sometimes
     
  9. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    really? ruby is another one i havent done, so i guess im just not used to seeing it.
     
  10. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    PHP is a piece of crap. And perl is great. But bad perl is as bad as bad PHP. And yes, you should know perl to get any job.
     
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    Bad PHP == Bad Perl

    Good Perl > Bad PHP
    Good PHP > Bad Perl

    Good PHP == Good Perl

    Granted, there is lots of bad PHP out there.
     
  12. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I thought it was PERL?? ;)

    I tought myself perl a while ago, don't use it too much anymore. More PHP now a days . . . :(
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Practical Extraction and Report Language if you want to be pedantic about it ;).
     
  14. jlokes

    jlokes Go green

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    We do that all the time in the old BASIC programs we upkeep :mamoru:
    Why not do it that way i the if then else is only going to have one statement :dunno:

    Basic syntax is way different then Perl so it may be a moot point.
     

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